School of Social Sciences News & Events
Summer 2013 School Newsletter
We are excited to present the Summer 2013 Edition of the School of Social Sciences Newsletter. Please contact the School of Social Sciences Dean's Office if you would like a copy sent to you.
Social Work Advising Workshop, Monday, April 22, 2:30 – 4:00 pm, Stevenson Hall 2006
Come meet the School of Social Sciences Social Work advisor Linh Huynh!
- Considering a career in social work?
- Thinking about going to graduate school in social work?
- Applying to Masters of Social Work (MSW) programs?
- R esearching graduate programs, locating funding sources to pay for graduate school, or navigating the application process?
Come to the workshop!
New Class for Fall 2013!
SSCI 299 Sophomore Seminar: How to Think Like a Social Scientist: What is a social scientist? How does the study of human beings and societies provide tools for understanding contemporary politics, relationships, and the world around us? How does it help make us better citizens? Students in this course, working with faculty from the School of Social Sciences, will learn to ask questions, consider evidence, analyze data, and recognize theories and methods that social scientists use to address a wide array of problems and topics.
Join this class to meet fellow sophomores who share your interests in people and society, understand how GE classes in the Social Sciences fit together, and prepare for a major or minor in the Social Sciences (Anthropology, CCJS, ENSP, Geography, Global Studies, History, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, WGS). Non-majors (or possible majors) welcome!
SSCI 299 Details
Anne Frank Sapling Public Ceremony scheduled April 14 at 1 p.m. at the SSU Holocaust Memorial Grove
The courage and inspiration of Anne Frank will be honored in mid-April as SSU plans to plant the sapling taken from the mother chestnut tree that often gave Frank hope as she hid from the Nazis in World War II.
SSU is one of only 11 recipients of the Anne Frank tree saplings in the United States. They are all being planted in public dedications this year.
The planting ceremony at Sonoma State University is scheduled to take place at 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 14 at the Erna and Arthur Salm Holocaust & Genocide Memorial Grove near the campus lakes. The public is invited. More information is available at the Holocaust Memorial Grove, Anne Frank Tree.
Peer Advisor for the School of Social Sciences!
The Academic Peer Advisor for the School of Social Sciences is a useful resource for: GE Courses, Social Sciences courses in the GE pattern, registration help, how to search for classes effectively, and understanding the Academic Requirement Report(ARR) and Transfer Credit Report. If you are confused at all about any of these things please come see the Academic Peer Advisor, Jacki Vaughan-Chaldy, in Stevenson 2070L through the Political Science Department.
*please write in the subject "For SS Academic Peer Advisor"
The Delphine Newman Internship Scholarship is a competitive scholarship awarded to deserving students in the School of Social Sciences, who are engaged in internships in the human services, particularly related to care of women and children. Others will also be considered. Those students granted a scholarship will receive $200 for the semester in which he or she is engaged in the internship activity for expenses incurred by doing the internship activity. Students will be asked to write a letter of thanks to Ms. Newman upon receipt of the scholarship. Please apply at the same time as you submit the internship application form. Priority Deadline: September 4, 2012. Final Deadline: September 17, 2012(noon) in Stevenson 2078 or your department office.
Geography Professor, Michelle Goman, runs the Sonoma Quaternary Lab. The lab focuses on providing students with hands-on research experience in physical geography. The Sonoma Quaternary lab (SQUAL) is dedicated to using paleolimnological techniques to provide long term perspectives to environmental change. The Quaternary encompasses the past 2.6 million years of Earth history, a period that has experienced dramatic changes in climate, the “Ice Ages’ and our current warm Interglacial epoch (the Holocene), the evolution of the human species, and in the past 10,000 years the development of Civilizations. The lab specializes in extracting sediment from lake and wetland settings as these archive fossil material that can be used to reconstruct environmental and climate changes through time. This type of data is required to define natural environmental variability and increasingly the impacts of humans on the environment through time. The lab primarily specializes in analysis of pollen, plant macrofossils, charcoal and testate amoebae.
Holocaust & Genocide Memorial Grove and Anne Frank Tree
The memorial to remember victims of genocide was formally dedicated on March 29th, 2009. Watch the filming of the dedication ceremony on youtube and visit the Memorial Grove website. The sapling of the Anne Frank Tree will be planted in the Spring of 2013 near the Memorial Grove site.
This new certificate program combines, consolidates and updates the "best of" the Green Building, Sustainable Development and Climate Change classes into a new and convenient 3 month program. Classes are scheduled to start on October 6, 2012 and will be offered on the first and third Saturdays of October, November and December through Extended Education.
The Summer 2012 newsletter is here! Please contact the School of Social Sciences Dean's Office if you would like one sent to you.
Bring your lunch and enjoy a variety of lectures by SSU Faculty. Please check here to get dates and topics for lectures scheduled during the Fall 2012 semester. All lectures are held in Stevenson Hall 2011 from 12-1pm.